When autumn arrives on the Cape, temperatures start to drop and homeowners switch on their heating systems for the season. Are you looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your annual energy bills? Now’s the time to make a change before the weather really gets cold.
The good news is there’s one simple solution that can deliver major energy and cost savings: upgrading to high-efficiency heating equipment. Upgrading your boiler or furnace to a new high-efficiency model can significantly reduce your energy use, and in turn, lower your heating bills.
What Makes a Heating System High Efficiency?
Each furnace or boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Simply put, this rating represents how much heat the system gives off, taking into account the energy consumed by the system’s operation. High-efficiency boilers and furnaces share these common characteristics:
- 90% to 98.5% AFUE
- Sealed combustion
- ENERGY STAR® approval
When Should I Consider Upgrading My Boiler or Furnace?
If your heating equipment is 15 years or older, you could save up to 30% on annual heating bills by investing in a new high-efficiency system installation. Additional signs that your boiler or furnace should be replaced are: strange noises or smells, uneven heating, higher-than-average heating bills, dry or dusty air, and increased repair frequency.
Why Should I Consider Upgrading to High Efficiency?
- More efficient operation, greater energy savings
- Lower annual heating bills
- Fewer service calls and expensive repairs
- Rebate program opportunities
- Increased home value
The advantages speak for themselves. High-efficiency heating systems are helping homeowners all over Cape Cod use less energy, save more money, and gain peace of mind. If your current boiler or furnace is showing signs that it is time for a heating system replacement, don’t delay! Contact the heating professionals at Snow’s to learn more about the makes and models we offer and to get a free quote on a new heating installation today.